University of Colorado
Strauss Health Sciences Library
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
NATURE OF THE WORK
The Education Informationist coordinates development, promotion, delivery, and assessment of library classes and trainings. As a member of the Education & Research department, the Education Informationist also actively participates in reference, consultation, searching, and liaison services.
The Education Informationist reports to the Head of Education & Research.
The Education Informationist has no routine supervisory responsibilities but may oversee the work of students, volunteers, or other staff on committee work, specific projects, or as requested.
CU Anschutz Medical Campus Strauss Health Sciences Library faculty members serve as non-tenure track faculty.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities in bold face are unique to this position; all others are duties performed by the entire department.
- Lead implementation of best pedagogical practices for graduate/faculty audiences in libraries
- Lead the development, deployment, and assessment of the suite of library classes and training
- Manage the library teaching schedule and reservations, including scheduling software (e.g., LibCal) and using room reservation software (e.g., EMS)
- Assists and collaborates in department and campus-wide OER (Open Educational Resources) initiatives, including teaching/training, administering grant-funded projects, and developing related web content
- Respond to in-depth reference requests from students, faculty and staff, both face-to-face and virtually
- Provide one-on-one or small group consultations, both face-to-face and virtually
- Participate in the development, delivery, and assessment of library classes and develop and deliver instruction/training on special topics as requested
- Serve as the library liaison to a school, college, or academic unit; attend unit orientations, meetings, and events, and collaborate with faculty to embed library instruction, services, and resources into the curriculum and online learning environments
- Conduct literature searches, from “just in time” searches to systematic reviews, providing guidance for researchers in use of appropriate research management tools (e.g.., Covidence)
- Provide user support for citation management software (e.g., EndNote) including installation, training, and troubleshooting
- Monitor trends in academic and health sciences reference, instruction, and literature searching services and contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship
- Assist in development of departmental strategic planning, setting priorities, creating policies, and improvements to services
- Create, assess, and maintain departmental web content (e.g., Drupal, LibGuides) including tutorials, guides, and handouts
- Seek out collaborative opportunities across campus, including research and grant-funded projects
- Assist in collection and analysis of departmental statistics and assessment of services
- Represent the library on campus, CU-system, or professional committees at the local, state, and/or national level
The Education Informationist is expected to assume personal responsibility for designing and implementing a plan for continuing professional development and to actively contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.
Salary and Benefits:
$50,000-$56,000 maximum. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.
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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
- Master’s degree or higher from an ALA accredited library school or foreign equivalent. Degree in hand by June 30 2021
- Experience teaching and developing real-time and asynchronous instructional sessions for graduate students and faculty, both in-person and online
- Experience providing virtual and face-to-face library reference services
- Experience or knowledge of Open Educational Resources, Creative Commons licensing, Fair Use/copyright or open educational repositories
- Experience providing one-on-one or small group consultations on library resources or information management
- Experience or knowledge about conducting literature searches, including systematic reviews, and using supporting software (e.g., Covidence)
- Knowledge of biomedical information resources
- Experience with educational technology tools, including course management software (e.g., Canvas)
- Experience with citation management software (e.g., EndNote)
- Knowledge of or experience with evidence-based health care practices
- Experience working in a health sciences, academic, research, life sciences, related-field special library, or previous experience in a health profession
- Demonstrated evidence of flexibility, initiative, dependability, creativity, and the ability to work cooperatively in an evolving technological environment
- Strong interest in or experience with pedagogical models in theory and practice in libraries
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Application deadline December 28, 2020.
Additional Info & Requirements
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 19604
When applying, applicants must include:
- A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
- A current Resume/CV
- The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.
Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.